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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
1'iitered at the Post Office at Wailuku. Maui, Hawaii, as secoml-clnst nuitler
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Issued Every Saturday.
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MARCH 21, 1014
THE visit 'to Maui of the military officers, both of the X. G. II.
and the regular forces, has resulted in much more interest being
taken in the two local companies of the National Guards. The
revived interest is good to see, and the suggestions made by Lieutenant
Bump, of the 25th Infantry, to the effect that other means besides the
appeal to the patriotism of men, are needed to keep up the spirit of
volunteer military service, seems very true. The idea of establishing
rifle corps is a good one, and members could belong to the organiza
tions without having to join the Guards. Rifles may be loaned and
all the riflemen would have to pay for would be the ammunition, and
that would be supplied at cost. The establishing of rifle butts would
attract many men and the chances are that many would, in time, join
the N. G. H. Lieutenant Bump also favors the starling of competi
tions between Company "I" and Company "L." These competitions
would certainly be interesting, and would keep alive interest in the
Guards. As there is every probability of Hawaii sending a detachment
of Guards to San Francisco next year, there is no reason why some
Maui men should not make the team. It is only by working hard and
taking interest in the various competitions that the men can make
good. The inducement of a trip to the big Fair should start things
going, and the Maui branch of the N. G. II. should get busy so as to
qualify for the body of selected men that will go to the Coast in 1915.
A PROMOTER OF GOOD TIMES.
!F the majority judged of Tariffs not by the statements of office
seeking politicians, but by the simple test of the relative prosperity
which each enjoyed under them, the Republican party would soon
be compelled to close up its ranks and settle all differences on side is
sues. Little questions should never disrupt big parties, and, compared
with the Tariff, all other problems are merely academic or sentimental
trifles. These have their place in the scheme of things, but they can
be discussed more satisfactorily in the leisure hours of prosperity than
in the discontent of depression. There is a wonderful healing for so
cial ills in good times, and the right kind of Tariff is the best promoter
of good times. San Francisco Chronicle.
Wilson's "New Freedom" caused the release of a million hands in
the factories because of his Free-Trade Tariff bill. Serves 'em right.
What right had Republicans in maintaining a Tariff law that com
pelled men to work all the time? This "new freedom" of Woody's
will give the boys a chance to study up on economics the science of
living on half-time wages, and in many cases no wages at all. Chicago
has a daily bread line of only 7,000 now. But we are not to refer to
these things, for it hurts the feelings of his Majesty Tut, Tut, because
he had forecasted great things for his Free-Trade law, and it is a flat
"Thousands of men out of work, and suffering from Cold in Chi
cago's Ghetto" "Annies of unemployed inarching from town to town
in California, demanding work and bread" Necessities of life going
up in price, and factories closing daily," etc., etc., ad libitum. Sound;-
like 1893 and 1894 under Cleveland's second term after the Demo
crats had "turned the rascals out" Now doesn't it? And just remem
ber the Democratic promise during the last presidential campaign
"Elect Wilson President and see him reduce the high cost of living
by reducing the Tariff on everything you must buy.".
The suggestion that Hawaii be allowed to ship its sugar in foreign
bottoms, so as to save two dollars per ton, is a Strange way to "foster"
American shipping and prevent any "injury to legitimate industry."
To kill he business of the men who have spent millions of dollars in
providing American steamers to serve these islands, might seem alright
to President Wilson, as he has such strange ideas, but the scheme does
not appeal to those who would like to see the American flag in every
port in the world, instead of seeing it once or twice during a voyage
around the globe.
The admission of 20,000 strong, husky young Chinese, to the Terri
tory of Hawaii would be a splendid move to solve the labor question,
but, with free sugar, there will be no labor question to speak of, nor
any plantations, either, for that matter.
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